This book was much better than I thought it would be. I wasn't seriously intrigued by the cover but I put that aside and docve into the book. I could hardly put it down once I started reading!! Firstly, I want to say how much I appreciate that this can be read as a standalone book even though it's the second book in the series. I didn't know that before diving in and discovered that fact after starting so I really am thankful for that cause it could have been a major disaster for me otherwise. That being said, this book really hits a relevant note in society where the justice system can both break you and give you hope at the same time, which is exactly what happened with the character in this book. Emily has to fight tooth and nail to be acquitted for a crime she may not have committed (you have to read more to find out for yourself). She gets involved with other inmates and wants to help them as well with their cases so she uses the time she has in prison to her benefit and studies as much about law as she can. This is a riveting story about a girl trying to survive a broken system, a system she desperately wants to believe in. A must read!